Speaker of Parliament of Ghana, Alban Sumana Bagbin has hit back at the National Communication Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi for accusing the NDC MPs’ leadership of betraying the party in the just-ended parliamentary approval of ministerial nominees of President Nana Akufo Addo.
In an interview on Class FM, the former MP for Nadowli-Kaleo constituency said his current position as Speaker of parliament is not one that can be sacrificed for party interest.
The NDC’s National Communications Officer accused the speaker and the whole NDC leadership of parliament of betraying the party interest after the house approval some nominees ministers he said “Comrades, the betrayal we have suffered in the hands of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, the leadership of our Parliamentary group, particularly Hon. Haruna Iddrissu and Hon. Muntaka Mubarak, and dozens of our own MPs, is what strengthens me to work hard for the great NDC to regain power”.
Sammy Gyamfi added that “they brazenly defied the leadership of the party and betrayed the collective good for their selfish interest. And we, must not let them succeed in their parochial quest to destroy the NDC, the party that has done so much for them and all of us. The shame they have brought on the party will forever hang like an albatross around their necks”.
However according to Babgin though he was an MP on the ticket of the umbrella party, he is presently not at the beck and call of any party.
“Now, I don’t belong to any party. I’m Speaker of Ghana. I’m not a Speaker of NPP. I’m not a Speaker of NDC. I’m Speaker of Ghana. And I must hold the balance. So, decision-taking; no. My duty is to ensure that there’s an even playing field and the decision is taken and I announce it. That is all,” he asserted.
He stated further that “if you sit down and look at me and think that maybe you were my girlfriend before and therefore, I should give you an advantage over another who I’ve never met, please, then don’t come to me; you won’t get it. Let’s finish; after work, we can do that business together. Not when I’m working. That’s my nature; that’s how I’ve been up to this time and, so, it’s unfortunate that these things are happening”.
National Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi launched a scathing attack at the Minority Members of Parliament especially the leaders and the Speaker of Parliament for defying the party’s order not to approve some ministerial nominees of President Akufo-Addo.
Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah / awakenewsroom.com